The Film Lab celebrates Detroit’s diverse community with a brand new bar and microcinema in Hamtramck, bringing you the best in contemporary and classic world cinema served with a side of craft cocktails.
The Film Lab is a collaboration between Josh Gardner and Lara Sfire. Gardner is the founder of Cinema Lamont, a non-profit fostering cross-cultural understanding through the power of world cinema. Gardner was previously the Associate Film Programmer and PR Manager at the American Film Institute’s Silver Theater. Sfire is a filmmaker and founder of Spitfire Productions with an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded Film Shop Detroit, a collective of filmmakers who share works in progress, and is a member of the Final Girls, a Knight Foundation awardee.
This is just the beginning! We are in the process of converting the second floor of The Film Lab
into a two-screen dine-in movie theater where patrons can order food and drink directly to their seat.